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  by Adem Hamidovic

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  There are a great many books and web sites devoted to real estate
investing out there, but most of them concentrate on one specific area
of investing. It's often hard to find a general description of real
estate investing, one that lists the various real estate investing
strategies and how to get started. That's what this article will set
out to do.

Before beginning, you must understand that real estate investing is
not a get rich quick scheme. Real estate investing can, and will,
make you wealthy, but it certainly won't happen overnight and it will
require work. As you perfect your technique and gain experience, the
amount of work needed to gain a lot of money will reduce, but it will
take effort and persistance to make it there.

If you're completely new to real estate investing then the only sort
of investing strategy you're likely aware of is rental properties.
Landlording has been around since there have been houses and people to
rent them to, and it will continue to be a wealth builder. In fact,
most of the 'no money down' real estate strategies you hear about
still include rentals as part of their plan. Still, there are other
ways to make money from real estate investing out there.

The next most 'traditional' method is to buy a fixer-upper, fix it up,
and then sell it for a profit. This is commonly referred to as
'rehabbing' and is a very good way to make a lot of money in a
relatively short period of time. Most rehabbers won't even look at a
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